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this hour. hilliard is just outside of columbus. now, frankly county went 59% for obama in 2008. but the gop is putting up a fight here. now, the president has three stops in ohio today. he'll stay here tomorrow in the morning. mitt romney has two, plus the stop in wisconsin. and just by looking at the candidate's itineraries, it tells you b a lot about just how important they think this state is. it's going to be an all-out fight for ohio's 18 electoral votes. it's worth repeating. no republican has ever won the presidency without ohio. just this morning, there was a better than expected jobs report. while the unemployment rate picked up to 7.9%, 171,000 jobs were created. that beats estimates by a strong margin. now, here in ohio, the unemployment rate is lower than the national average. it is 7%. late yesterday, i visited both the romney and obama campaign headquarters in columbus. when i asked people why they're giving their time and what people they're talking to are telling them, the economy is still the central issue in this campaign. >> i think the economy is not doing well and i thi
'm in downtown columbus, ohio, at the beautiful boat house restaurant, our host here and i want to show what you thousands and thousands of people in this city did today. it's early voting in the columbus and all over the state of ohio, voters here got one weekend to cast votes ahead of election day, just one weekend. last election, they could vote on five weekends before the election. so, these people bundled up against the cold, i was out there with them today. they waited in very long lines here in columbus, some of them for two hours or more to pick a man to award their state's 18 electoral votes. and a brand new poll to show you, a nationwide poll of likely voters who were asked just one question, who do you support for president of the united states? and if you thought the race was close up to now, i want you to take a look at this. 49%, 49%. president obama and mitt romney, nationwide among likely voters. that poll was taken just this weekend by cnn and orc international. three other national non-partisan polls released today showed the two candidates tied as well. and talk about nationwi
'm in downtown columbus, ohio. i want to show you what thousands and thousands of people did today. it's early voting in columbus, and all over the state of ohio, voters here got one weekend to cast votes ahead of election day, just one weekend. last election, they could vote on five weekends before the election. so, these people bundled up against the cold. i was out there with them today. they waited in very long lines here in columbus. some of them for 2 hours or more, to pick a man to award their state's 18 electoral votes. there's a brand-new poll to show you. a nationwide poll of likely voters who are asked just one question. who do you support for president of the united states? and if you thought the race was close, up until now, take a look at this. 49%, 49%, president obama and mitt romney, nationwide among likely voters. that poll was taken just this weekend by cnn and orc international. three other polls released today show the two candidates tied, as well. talk about nationwide, we have reporter teams traveling with the candidates, and cnn correspondents in all the battleground st
war for ohio, then the church of north point in columbus is digging deep into its arsenal. >> you know, voting is a right, it's a privilege but it's also a responsibility. >> reporter: gail dudley is a minister here. >> there is a real exsouthment that even if they have already voted they're still excited. ♪ to the polls we're going to take our souls sotomayor. >> reporter: sunday was souls to the polls day during which van loads of voters were driven to the polling place where the long lines attested to the popularity of voting early. as of friday 1.6 million ohioans had done so. >> and we said listen, you have a right to vote. and we want to you exercise that vote. and have your voice heard. >> reporter: that's mallory kimball's mission. >> i've been doing this, you know, for over a year. >> reporter: an ohio state student and obama foot soldier, kimball is combing neighborhoods for like-minded voters and those who may need more persuading. >> it comes down to this date. so yeah, i feel lucky to live here and be able to vote here. >> reporter: i'm jeff johnson with the republican
, and the technology is terrific. until it isn't. will air force one touched down in columbus, ohio, for the final campaign stop in ohio. the boss will warm up the crowd after hitching a ride with the president, from wisconsin. jay-z will hit the stage in the hour and the president will make the final pitch to voters in a state that has many, many time i have said could decide the vote. the president suggested governor romney would not bring anything new to the table. >> we know what change looked like, madison. mitt romney ain't it. giving more power back to the big of the banks is not change. another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy is not change. refusing to answer questions about your policy until after the election, that is not change. that is the oldest game in the book. >>shepard: he will wrap up his campaigning in iowa where his win in the 2008 caucuses put him on the path to the white house. coverage continues now with wendell live in columbus, ohio, we are waiting for the rally to begin. what more can we say? it is crucial. >>reporter: we can expect bruce springsteen to walk o
springsteen holding rallies in madison, wisconsin, columbus, ohio, des moines, iowa. governor romney has been in stanford, florida, lynchberg and fairfax, virginia, columbus, ohio, and manchester, ohio, and it wouldn't be an election without a legal mess in florida. voters reporting lines up to seven hours long at some south florida early polling stations. but at the end of the day, tomorrow, it will all possibly be about ohio. the president holding a slim lead in the buckeye state in the polls. in this exclusive interview with cnn, john boehner of ohio says he believes that his state could just swing red. >> polls don't win the elections, voters do. i've been around ohio. i've done this trip around ohio for a lot of presidential races in the past. and i think ohioans vote with their wallets. that's why i think romney will win on tuesday. >> we're blanketing the battle grounds with our cnn reporters. john berman, of course, following that for us this morning. >> good morning. first up is florida. swing state considered a must win particularly for mitt romney. the most recent polling there has
cleveland. will carry perhaps the core of columbus and will carry cincinnati. you have to look at the exurbs to see what happens there. these are places the republican can be counted on to get 60 to 70% of the vote. does the democrat cut into that margin by two or three or four points or not? or use the urban vote come up, city core vote come up three or four points to outweigh that. a couple of places to look interesting. if you go to ohio's earn border, you're talking coal country. as you know governor romney really pushed the coal issue pretty hard. we're talking about some issues like jefferson county ohio, which is where steubenville is, obama won that race by 76 votes i believe last time. watch for that to see if it flips back. i suspect it will go over into the red column or the other end of the state, go to defiance. defiance is republican country. there is general motors plant there though. will the auto bailout pay off there? remember defiance is where governor romney first made his comments about jeep jobs going to china. jon: ohio could be a long night there. what about new hamps
have lowered our unemployment rate in lincoln county, east of columbus, we're 5.7% that is done from a local perspective, done went with governor kasich and company building private public partnerships become to what previous president reagan said, government is not the solution it is the problem. there are things that government is good for, things that are not, private sector steps in they are the ones that create the jobs. neil: i mention it, but, you never led in any of those polls, have you been close but never led do you worry about that? >> the numbers are so close. >> i hear you. >> that means add or take 3%. neil: a grain of salt. neil: mayor, let me ask you something in early voting results. in ohio, i checked this out, that busy early voting, very impressive for democrats not as many this go round, about 230, 240,000 fewer democrats opting for early votinn, 7,000 more republicans that does not 19 thameanthe race goes against des but it hints of a big battle in at least ohio. >> i can't tell you. what is going on in ohio, but here in wisconsin, we have seen in madison and d
of the badgering done in person or over the air waves impacted early voting. here in columbus, the line stretched out of the door and in the parking lot and people waited in line for two hours to cast a ballot. some of the churches loaded up people on buss and drove them to early voting location. and spokesman said this is resulting in a big surge for president obama. and that is why they fought so hard to keep early voting open in the final weekend leading up to the election here in ohio. associated press reported republicans and democrats, democrats lead by six percent. we can show you video of the absentee ballots and republican response to that. spokesman said they anticipated all along that democrats would lead with early voting, however, the lead is not significant as it was in the last election. they say viewer democrats showed up for early vote more republicans showed up. both sides are predicting a narrow margin of victory and lawyered up have observers here in the polling locations. and every vote counts and every vote will be scrutinized. >> steve: thank you for the live report. everyb
you there. i want to point to the columbus dispatch. the headline is -- mailings a nuisance for ohioans. those of any swing states are saying it every day, calling the number of mailings and the ads a nuisance at this point. let us go to mississippi, cecila on our line for democrats. good morning. caller: yes. our state will go more than likely to romney. where the poorest people and the nation, and this man is only for the very rich. i call him a very strong used car salesmen. he will tell you anything you want to hear. and he is going to tear this country up, just like he did those companies, and sought of two parts to china and anyone else. another thing, too, i am not surprised that evangelists are supporting them, because they have been riding a gravy train a long time. they get tax deductions -- they give tax deductions to give people that give money to them. to me it is a big welfare system and they do not want to see it end. and we have a country that is built on the middle class. this man does not care about the middle-class. he could care less. and that to me is wh
had reaction in the last hour where he was campaigning in columbus, ohio, down state from you, and let me play a quick sound bite we have been able to turn. >> today, our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs and this morning we learn ed that the companies have hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> so, ali, being that you are in ohio and perhaps the most critical swing state. i asked christine about the swing states burk, but i did noe enough time for an answer, but how are the people in ohio reacting to these numbers, because their jobs are generally good. >> well, you know, christine over me, but this is ohio a place troubled for years and decade. they had the second biggest steel producer after pittsburgh and then autos and autos started to take a hit in 2005. unemployment now is lower than the national average in ohio, in the rust belt. now a lot of things are going on here. natural gas, and the auto industry is back, and i'm in toledo where there is a jeep plant and i was in youngstown where the large gm plant exists. look at the
edition of "your money." i'm coming you to live from columb columbus, ohio. in three days, this is the state that will likely decide the presidential election. governor romney knows that only too well that no republican has won the white house without winning ohio and the race right now in ohio is close to a dead heat. let's look at the two latest polls. first, our own cnn/orc poll of likely voters shows president obama with a three point lead. now that is inside the statistical margin of error. so that's about as close as it can get. and nbc "wall street journal" poll gives the president a six point lead in ohio. a little better for obama. still very close. now obama may be the top prize for the candidates right now l are other important battleground states. we'll take through over the course of the next hour in a way that only cnn can. john avalon and i traveled more than 1800 miles on cnn's battleground bus tour as the race for the white house reaches its conclusion. no mat wrer i ter where i go, t economy is the most important issue in this election. i've been travelin
. senior correspondent scott cohn is there in the buckeye state's capital of columbus. what are you hearing before the polls close, scott? >> reporter: well, bill, it is an important state for both candidates. for governor mitt romney, it is nearly essential in his path to 270 electoral votes. he's made two trips here in the last 24 hours. actually, even less than that. here today up in cleveland for a quick stop following a quick stop at the airport here in columbus last night. vice president joe biden was here today as well practically bumping into governor romney up in cleveland where he paid a visit today. and president obama last night here in columbus, a rally attended by about 15,000 people as well as bruce springsteen and jay-z. all of this has definitely got the attention of the voters in ohio. here at ohio state university, they have been lined up out the door at a polling place here at the ohio union. we're hearing reports of strong turnout throughout the state, including in areas that are heavily republican or heavily independent, which of course tends to favor governor romney.
obama was in the state capital columbus on friday. he's hoping the latest labor market numbers will give him a boost. employment rose slightly. >> the company has hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> said the president thinks things are improving, but his challenger mitt romney says the economy is stagnating. at a rally in wisconsin, he also accused obama of failing to fulfill his promises. >> candidate obama promised change, but he could not deliver it. i promise change, but i have a record of achieving it. >> not everyone sees that as the main issue. new york's conservative mayor michael bloomberg has endorsed obama because of his efforts to halt climate change. bloomberg once like to get back to normal and has allowed the new york marathon to go ahead on sunday. >> there's an awful lot of small businesses that depend on these people. we have to have an economy. lots of people have come here. it is a great event for new york, and i think for those who were lost, you have got to believe they want us to have an economy and have a city go on for thos
to deciding the outcome. lest. jeff flock is in columbus with the latest. jeff? >> of all the tossup states, the greatest among these is ohio which is why there's a big rally planned here today. i'm at the nationwide arena, and i want to take you inside, not only is president obama going to be here today, but a lot of the folks are here to see srb -- can i sneak in? thank you. here to see jay-z, and bruce springsteen. the folks here are fortunate to get a personal seat not just to see the president, but the entertainers as well. that's all part of the effort to energize the base and get voters out. we were earlier today, early voting location. it's amazing to me the lines. if anybody gets in line before 2, ends at 2, about an hour, if anyone is in line at 2, they will be allowed to vote, and, of course, this early voting, very important, democrats have the lead on that, and just getting them chargedded up, and according to those who know, what they are coming down to as close as the race is. one person said, i just hope somebody wins tomorrow. >> that's right. >> i hope it's not a huge mess
being spent on political ads in ohio than in any other state. 181 million dollars so far, in columbus, more than 6600 ads just this month. that's 333 a day. for sue and jack mckittrick of dublin, ohio, the barrage begins before day break. she's undecided. he support as romney. >> the ads are continuously from 5:00 in the morning until we go to bed at night. >> jon: and that's when the dream ads start. (laughter) are you happy o bama and romney! you're killing the mckittricks! you know they just got married three months ago. (laughter) and now look at them! they're in their mid 20s. you're killing them! (cheers and applause) these ohio political ads zap your youth, they drain your vigor. out of the same hole they used to zap your youth. the cloaca i think it's called. >> obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy and sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. (laughter) >> jon: sold chrysler to italians what, we're afraid of italians now? >> if obama wins, it will be the pope deciding what you drive. (laughter) one day they're ruining our car companies, the next d
of the state and blue, and solid republican parts and read. about that columbus area. guest: columbus the state capital is where the ohio state is, that has become the key swing area of the state. it is growing. it has younger voters. it is a fluent. it is in an area that the previous bush's had one. but president obama made it flipped and took it by several percentage points. i think you are seeing a lot of attention in going there. this weekend, president obama will be finishing topping off his ohio campaigning in central ohio. in the past tv of cycles, we -- past two cycles, we have seen the democratic candidate come up in northeast ohio and try to make that pushed. i think he is comfortable with the get out to vote efforts. he ought to go down -- he has to appeal to the swing areas. more independent voters. and you had this educated, affluent group, the base around ohio state university. and that has been critical. in the end, if you show that map, ohio is broken up, we have said it for years into 5 ohios. those five areas, plus some of the border areas, we have about seven media markets. i
of 18 thousands. then he headed to columbus ohio where he spoke before an estimated crowd of over 15,000. within the hour the president will make his final campaign speech of his career as a candidate in des moines, iowa. we will bring that to you live as well as michelle obama's introduction. >> today our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs. the american auto industry has come roaring back. home values are on the rise because of the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform. the war in iraq is over. the war in afghanistan is ending. al qaeda is on the path to defeat. osama bin laden is dead. we've made progress these last four years. and you know i will fight for you and your family every single day as hard as i know how. >> and the president presented his vision of the next four years. >> now is the time to keep pushing forward. to educate all our kids. to train all our workers, to create new jobs, rebuild our infrastructure, bring our troops home, restore our democracy, build the middle class, make sure that in this country, no matter who you are,
to jeff flock in the very important key battleground of ohio. he's in columbus. jeff: from bad upholstery to better weather but i tell you i still think i have the assignment because i'm at an obama rally here in columbus ohio where we are waitinggon bruce springsteen who will be out in a moment. the rapper jayz will be here as well. ohio as you know is probably the most watched state. i will tell you from what we have seen on the ground thus far, this get out the vote campaign on the part of the president is a strong one. their ground game is i think running at a very high level right now. so be very important for the republicans to get their vote out at the polls tomorrow as well. maybe you see this scene in the nationwide arena. i would say at this point, maybe 10, 12, 13,000, we're almost packed here. and the president's been using people like stevie wonder, jayz, bruce springsteen to energize his base to get those folks to the polls. also fun to hear bruce springsteen sing. liz: you definitely have the great assignment. although barnes gets to lean on that lovely seat. thank you. >>
will it means court battles like we saw in florida in 2000. we're joined now from columbus, ohio. good morning, scott. >> reporter: good morning, carl. if it is close, even remotely as close as florida 2000, there are a lot of people who say the legal battles could make florida 2000 look like child's play. we'll have more on that later in the program. ohio is a tricky state. economically and so on which we'll also get to in a moment. i want to tell you about turnout. 1.8 million absentee ballots sent out in ohio. that's a record. as you can see, the students have been turning out here at ohio state university so there is a youth vote turnout as well. it is a tricky state in the campaign narrative this time around. the question is who gets credit for an economy that's doing better than the rest of the country? is it the auto bailout and stimulus? give credit to the president? or did all of this happen in spite of the president and with thanks to the state's republican governor who was on "meet the press" on sunday. >> we made ohio safe for business expansion. we balanced our budget. running hal
. >>> president obama getting ready to speak at a rally in columbus, ohio. we'll go there when we see him. meanwhile, we're going to quickly which can in on three of the battleground states that we expect potentially decide this presidential election. let's start with ohio. its 18 electoral votes are crucial. you've heard it a million times by now. but history show that is republicans don't win the white house if they don't carry ohio. president obama won ohio back in 2008. george bush barely carried ohio in 2004. cnn's martin savidge joins us from cleveland. early voting, martin, very important for the president. how's it looking where you are in cleveland right now? >> reporter: well, at least the cnn poll of the early voters seem to be going very much in president obama's favor. let me point out something here. the early voting has finally come to an end in the state of ohio. the reason i say finally is it began october 2nd. it ended at 2:00 this afternoon. the complete tallies for the state are not up. but up until friday, 1.6 million early votes were cast. of that, 1.1 million were a
heavily for mitt romney. what we need to watch on election night is columbus, where franklin county is, because we've been seeing the romney campaign campaign very heavily in central ohio in and around columbus. we're going to see president obama go there on friday. that's the area that could make up the difference come election night. >> okay. james peterson, last thought here. there is a pattern now of real dishonesty on the part of the romney campaign ads. they're out there saying that romney's been accused of outlawing birth control, contraception. nobody's ever accused him of that. they've said that he's not supporting the right of women to have it covered in their health plans. why are they putting out these desperate ads like jeep's going to china and women are under attack for buying birth control pills? i mean, it's an absurdity. who would be so uninformed as to believe these ads? >> well, chris, that's a different question. there are such a thing as uninformed voters and that's fine, that's part of our process. but this is the silly season. you know this, chris. you've studie
of enthusiasm. i was with the president near columbus, ohio, on thursday. he has tremendous bounce in his step, tremendous confidence of people, all kinds of people were walking up. saw. there were old people, young people, black people, latinos. every time of person that's an american who is coming to that rally. people were bringing their children, taking them out of school because it was such an event. it was very, very moving to see the type of event that attended that event and i think that's the kind of deep-seeded enthusiasm that is going to carry the day in ohio. are the voters, are the residents when you visit them -- do they bring up the automobile fiasco that romney has gotten himself into? frin, this is ohio senator rob portman who was asked about the lies today and here's his response. >> the fact is, we now make jeeps in toledo, ohio, that we're proud to send to china, to asia. if they are going to start production facilities overseas, we're going to lose it here. that's all the ad said. >> what are the folks on the ground -- what are the residents of ohio saying to you? what do
every one, the latest came out this morning in the columbus dispatch. one thing that is clear, we have a very, very large lead among voters who have voted early. we are going to go into election day with a significant lead. and so, you know, we -- they can spin it any way they want. i am looking at cold, hard data, who is showing up, who is casting ballots and in states like ohio, iowa, nevada, florida, we are doing very, very well. what they are doing is comparing this to 2008 and you and i have thish this discussion, i am not suggesting we will win by the same margin of 2008. they are comparing themselves to john mccain with no ground operation in many of these states. so they will do better than mechanic cane did. we may not do as well as we did in 2008, but we are doing well enough to win this race. >> chris: in florida, where president obama is down by more than a point in the polls. and yet, you are advertising by the campaign there, in florida. why not in the state you must win? >> first of all, we feel very competitive in the state of florida. there have been a spate of polls i
the president's base supporters-- young people, african americans in cleveland and columbus-- then you could see a much closer race at least in ohio than the public polls show. we should say because we haven't mentioned yet,if at happens given the way they count protestants in the state -- provisional ballots and absentee ballots we may not know. >> that would be november 17. >> and we could have a situation where he wins the three southern states and colorado and ohio are laying out there. >> which means we have to be looking closely at virginia. virginia early tomorrow evening the polls will close and if virginia goes for romney we could be in for a very long night. >> i absolutely agree because in some ways bain and the auto bailout asidevirginia is tougr state for governor romney because it has lots of young people, lots of suburban voters who are on social issues, i think that's the one place where there are women's issues their agenda has worked well and hispanics and african americans so if governor romney wins that state it mean he is will be strong we are the northern virginia voters w
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